Rotherham Council has given the go ahead for a Gulliver’s family theme park. It is thought that the development in South Yorkshire has been given planning permission by the council last month. Apparently the councilors on the Planning Board were unanimous in the decision to grant planning permission for the park.
The theme park is expected to be built on a 250-acre site that was formerly the location for the Pithouse West colliery. This development in the Rother Valley is expected to boost the local economy and should also provide jobs.
The planning permission was granted to the theme park company after a 21-day period which allowed time for the Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government, Sajid Javid MP to call-in the decision. The multi-million pound project will develop their fourth Gulliver’s theme park in the UK in Rotherham and this development is expected to create hundreds of jobs. It is thought that the new Gulliver’s theme park will combine the best aspects of the other three sites at Warrington, Matlock Bath and Milton Keynes. The company has worked closely with the council as well as Highways England and other parties for the past two years in order to make sure they had the best chance of getting planning approval for their new park while making sure that the development will not negatively impact the local access routes. Work has also gone into making sure there is a reduced visual impact from some of the park’s larger attractions.
The council first agreed to sell the land to Gulliver’s in 2015. It is thought that Gulliver’s Valley will be a great facility for families in the local area as well as providing a boost to the local economy by attracting visitors from further afield. The new theme park is expected to be developed in a way that will complement the activities that already exit at the Rother Valley Country Park.